I'm not sure the best way of doing this, and didn't want to cause a hoopla by doing something improper. I'd also like to maximize the chances that I can make a deal with someone.
Here's the story:
I have an unopened copy of a new video game (Halo 3: ODST) that I'd like to trade for an unopened copy of a board game (Fury of Dracula or Dominion). My idea was that someone who was planning to purchase the game, could get it cheaper by purchasing (or shipping their unopened copy) a boardgame online and shipping to me and I'd ship them they're copy of the game.
You might consider just trying to sell your video game locally through Craigslist and then using the money to buy the game you want. I did it this way within the last year. I won a couple of video games in a drawing (Guitar Hero Aerosmith bundle and some wargame that I don't specifically remember) for Xbox 360 that I would never play and sold them locally and online (amazon.com, half.com, ebay, etc).
My question is, where and how should I post such a proposal? Is here in the forum the place? Would an Ubertrade proposal list work, or are they only for Boardgame to boardgame?
I don't see why an Ultimate Trade wouldn't be permitted, though because of the specific nature of your desired trade, you may not get much response. You might be able to just follow the various math trades and see if one of the games shows up. This will take time.